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As for Money in the Bank, who I see being in it, there's Big Show, Jericho but as for who the other 6 men who will qualify to make it an 8-man Money in the Bank, the other 6 men will end up being Ted DiBiase, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Jay Lethal, John Morrison and Bryan Danielson
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>Headlines<

>The Undertaker vs. John Cena. . . It's On!<



After a week of non-stop speculation whether this was going to happen or not, last night on Raw we learnt that at Wrestlemania we will indeed see John Cena attempt to defeat the streak.

No one knew if a challenge was made a week ago by The Undertaker and Cena came to Raw to find out himself, also knowing he had to make a decision to commit to a match with The Dead-Man or instead choose to challenge CM Punk for the world title instead. Cena's decision looked to be made, leaning towards challenging the streak when The Undertaker made his presence felt. He let Cena know it was more than a challenge; it wasn't optional. Cena wasn't intimidated and accepted the battle is on, and at the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania he will attempt to become the man to end the streak.

Can he do it though? Is Cena the man to break the streak and make it 16-1? If anyone has the fight needed, surely it's Cena?!



>Rey's Back Looking for Payback!<


Sheamus took his frustration & anger out on Rey Mysterio after the Mexican eliminated him in the Royal Rumble to deny him the chance to go to Wrestlemania as both the WWE & Intercontinental Champion, but last night we found out that Sheamus will go to Wrestlemania with his Intercontinental title, where he will defend it against Mysterio.

The former World Heavyweight Champion made his return at No Way Out last week after being put out of action for three weeks by The Celtic Warrior, who cost Rey & Mystico the world tag team titles in the process. Rey's come back with a bang, notching up two wins in the past 8 days, not going down well with Sheamus who now knows his first Wrestlemania moment will be attempting to overcome The Ultimate Underdog if he wants to retain the Intercontinental Championship he won last September.

Is Sheamus's title run coming to an end or he will be able to defeat the man who three years ago won the world title on the same stage?

If you missed Raw tonight, click here to read the full results.




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As for Money in the Bank, who I see being in it, there's Big Show, Jericho but as for who the other 6 men who will qualify to make it an 8-man Money in the Bank, the other 6 men will end up being Ted DiBiase, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Jay Lethal, John Morrison and Bryan Danielson
Kane was released last summer and Morrison's been involved in a developing tag team for the last 6 weeks. Neither will be in it and Kane won't be returning.

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How about the Hardys Matt or Jeff, I am sure they could end up being surprises for Money in the Bank or even Christian for that matter, but as for Orton if he is in MITB he is my pick then to win it
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How about the Hardys Matt or Jeff, I am sure they could end up being surprises for Money in the Bank or even Christian for that matter, but as for Orton if he is in MITB he is my pick then to win it
Jeff was let go at the same time as Kane pretty much, and I have no plans to bring either of them back. Matt's part of Team Omega right now so I very much doubt he'd be in the running for a spot.

Orton though, all I can say is wait & see what he does at Wrestlemania. I was in two minds about having him defeat Triple H on Raw a week ago but I went with it for a reason, to keep him strong for a purpose. Whether it's Money in the Bank or not you'll find out soon enough!
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Friday Night 'Live' Smackdown
Friday 20th February 2009 - Preview!
Live from the Mobile Civic Center
Mobile, Alabama





This week Smackdown rolls into Mobile, Alabama as we draw another week closer to the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania.



After hearing on Raw that John Cena will indeed take on The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, Mr. McMahon needs to find another contender for CM Punk's World Heavyweight Championship. He told Cena that he needed to know his decision by Monday night so he could name Punk's number one contender swiftly. We can confirm that having received confirmation from Mr. McMahon that the new number one contender will be announced this week live on Smackdown. The Chairman of the Board refused to tell us who that superstar is but he will reveal him live in person in Mobile. At the end of last week's show, Punk addressed the world to say that whoever it is he defends his title against at Wrestlemania, he will come out on top and retain his title. Is he right? Will he have the chance to react to whoever his opponent will be?! No one seems to have an idea as to who it will be but you'll have to tune in to find out who that is.

One person who staked a claim last week was 'The Rated-R Superstar' Edge. He went to Mr. McMahon to let him know he felt he should be the one to face CM Punk having defeated his brother, Christian at No Way Out in a TLC match. Mr. McMahon indulged him and put him in a match against the 2008 King of the Ring, Matt Sydal, giving them both a chance to prove themselves worthy of a shot at the world title. They both gave it everything they had in a terrific match, but after a tremendous effort from Sydal, it was Edge who prevailed in the end. However on Raw, The Rated-R Superstar caused a stir when he turned up to crash The Rock's return to the WWE in his hometown of Miami where he announced Mick Foley will be inducted into this year's Hall of Fame class. Edge let both men know how he felt about both of them before getting in a cheap shot in on The Rock before spearing Foley. The Canadian then fell victim to a Rock Bottom and The Great One clearly wasn't happy. Will there be a response from Edge this Friday night? He's never been one to keep quiet has he?!

Sydal will definitely be in Mobile as he will be taking on a former rival in Shelton Benjamin. The King of the Ring defeated Benjamin to win that title before repeating the win at Summerslam to claim the United States Championship, and with his United States title rematch against Dolph Ziggler still to take place, this is a chance for Sydal to show him what he's up against when they do meet.

We also know that the Cruiserweight Champion, J-Red will be in action when he takes on Johnny Devine, the friend & on/off tag team partner of Petey Williams, the man who's declared his intentions to take his title. Petey was victorious again last week and made his point about getting an opportunity at the gold. It appears they have a history and Red will have the chance to show Devine & Williams why he's on top of the cruiserweight division right now. Could that be about to change in the coming weeks or months? Petey certainly thinks & hopes so.

We will also witness Harry Smith's return to action alongside Paul Burchill after recovering from his broken ankle. He returned to the ring in singles action at No Way Out to defeat Wade Barrett, the man responsible for his injury, but now The UK Pack, the team that held the tag team titles for a year will be back together inside the ring against The Pitbulls. They will be in action at Wrestlemania alongside TJ Wilson & Natalya Neidhart against The Empire in a Battle of Britain after Burchill challenged their fellow Brits last week. It's going to be an all out war in their homeland at Wrestlemania, but will it be a successful return to the ring for The UK Pack this Friday in Mobile?


>Confirmed for this week on Smackdown!<

Non-Title Match

J-Red vs. Johnny Devine

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Matt Sydal vs. Shelton Benjamin

The UK Pack vs. The Pitbulls


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Friday Night Smackdown
Friday 13th February 2009
Live from the Mobile Civic Center
Mobile, Alabama




*Opening Video*
"Let It Roll"


Quote:
*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Michael Cole
is standing in the ring, joined by John Cena.

Michael Cole:
There's a lot of people including myself making assumptions as to what happened on Raw. It looked as if he was challenging you to a match at Wrestlemania. I know a challenge wasn't officially made but the belief is that is what he had or has in mind. If that is indeed the case which most believe it is, what is your response to the speculation? Also, what would your response be if indeed you were challenged to a match at Wrestlemania by The Undertaker?

John Cena: Y'know I've been asking myself those same questions all week long. There's no one who wants t' know what the deal is more than me let me tell ya. I was stood barely a foot apart from him an' ven I don't know if it was officially a challenge, but the impression I got, it sure felt like it.

Michael Cole: If you believe that t' be the case, how exactly do you feel about the prospect of accepting a challenge to face the man who is 16 an' 0 at Wrestlemania?

"UNDERTAKER. . . UNDERTAKER"

Cena turns & looks into the crowd.

John Cena:
Honestly? How exactly are you supposed t' feel about the thought of facing a man who's a legend even away from Wrestlemania? That's what The Undertaker is, an absolute legend, but at Wrestlemania, the biggest stage of them all, there are no words t' describe his accomplishments. He's had 16 matches there an' won them all. That simply is an unbelievable achievement. It's enough to have anyone going into Wrestlemania already thinking they've lost before the bell's even rung. The thought of facing The Undertaker's intimidating enough even before you look at that record. T' put it frankly Cole, you'd have t' be almost crazy t' want t' walk in t' Wrestlemania an' face The Undertaker.

It's a challenge like no other that comes along once a year. The streak year on year becomes more impressive. The streak has become as much of a legend as The Undertaker himself. It takes guts to accept that challenge but it takes more than guts to end the streak. One thing I've always had though is guts. The thought of walking down to this ring at Wrestlemania 25 against the legend and his streak is something that doesn't scare me. If the challenge is out there. . .

"No Chance In Hell"

Mr McMahon
walks out to the stage to a big pop holding a microphone looking to be in a very serious mood indeed with Cena & Cole turning to look up at him.

Mr. McMahon:
John I apologise for interrupting but there's something that I think I need t' say before you make any decision as far as The Undertaker is concerned. The situation you find yourself in in regard to The Undertaker's involvement in your match at No Way Out with CM Punk also needs t' be resolved. It was abundantly clear I think to ev'ryone that you had CM Punk beat and you were going to leave the new World Heavyweight Champion.

*Mixed*

Mr. McMahon: That John, yet again leaves us in the same position we've been in f' months as to who deserves t' be World Champion, you or Punk. Now it seems perfectly fitting t' me that we decide this once an' f' all with one final match between you an' Punk for the world title at Wrestlemania.

*Strong Mixed Reaction*

Cena looks shocked, completely thrown by Vince's twist in the tale.

Mr. McMahon:
That obviously would mean John that if this challenge exists or not from The Undertaker, you would be unable to fight for the chance to become World Heavyweight Champion.

John Cena: . . . Vince let me stop you there before this whole situation gets out of control. I already had a lot t' think about, but now. . . Y'know what I can't make a decision in the heat of the moment. Vince I appreciate what you're sayin', an' you're right. There's nothing I want more than t' beat CM Punk f' the World Heavyweight Championship, but at the same time I've never been one t' duck a challenge, if that's what this is. I need time t' think. Hopefully by Monday night I'll be able to make a decision that I can tell The Undertaker. . .

Mr. McMahon: . . . I respect that, but John I have t' tell you that unless you make a decision by then I'll have t' look elsewhere as t' who will challenge Punk at Wrestlemania. Just so we're clear you understand that right?

John Cena: Absolutely, 100%. I'll have my decision Monday night live on Raw. That's a promise.

"My Time Is Now" hits again as Cena looks into the crowd, taking in the reaction with Vince still far from satisfied looking down at the ring.

***

From Raw Monday night


"My Time Is Now"

The arena erupts with fans rising to their feet as John Cena walks out to the stage, stopping to take in the cheers & boos being thrown at him. He smiles through it and does his trademark salute before running down to the ring, looking back to normal after last week's troubles despite the decision he plans to make. He hits the ring to more thunderous cheers & boos as he poses for the fans, then walks across to the apron to collect a microphone. The music stops and the noise is deafening as Cena soaks it in, enjoying the moment.

John Cena:
Is it me or is Miami EXCITED T'NIGHT?

*Big Cheer*

There again are some boos too, not that they bother Cena.

John Cena:
It doesn't get much better than this right? This is what this time of year's all about. Wrestlemania is like nothing else. The slightest mention of Wrestlemania gets the hair on the back of my neck standing up. I've been lucky enough t' main event a fair few in recent times. In fact ev'ry match I've had at Wrestlemania, a title's been on the line. The first time I won the United States Championship. The last four years it's been f' the WWE title. All but one of those matches, last year as it goes, I've won. This year though I'm in the position where I can fight for the World Heavyweight Championship against the man who just manages to escape ev'ry timeI face him, CM Punk.

*Mixed*

John Cena: It's what I've been trying t' do the last six months it feels like, but one thing after another keeps happening t' stop me, whether it be Stephanie McMahon, Punk getting his buddies t' help him out or a certain dead man chokeslams me in the middle of this ring when I'm about to walk out of the cage an' grab that title.

*Mixed*

John Cena: That, that's the twist in the tale. . . That twist goes by the name of. . .

"Undertaker. . . Undertaker. . ."

John Cena: Yeah that's him, The Undertaker.

*Pop*

John Cena: F' the last week, ev'ryone's been talking about if at Wrestlemania 25, the 25th anniversary of the showpiece event in this business, The Undertaker's gonna face John Cena.

*Big Pop*

John Cena: Exactly. Ev'ryone wants t' know, including me. That's the problem. I don't know if that's really on the cards or not. Nobody knows but The Undertaker himself if he challenged me last week, leaving me in this position of whether I accept Vince's challenge or not, or do I find out if he challenged me or not last week? If he did, do I instead choose t' try t' do what no one else ever has? Do I dare walk through the gates of hell an' face the man who at Wrestlemania is 16 an' 0? Do I choose t' do what almost ev'ryone thinks can't be done? Do I go t' Wrestlemania an' try t' beat the streak?

*Mixed*

John Cena: I've gotta admit I'm still not sure I know the answer, but I think, I think I know what I want. . . no, what I have t' do. . . F' months now I've tried t' beat CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship, an' at Wrestlemania I have the chance t' do just that. It's a no brainer, or so you'd think. As much as I wanna beat Punk an' win the world title, if he defends that title at Wrestlemania I'll still have that chance another day. The opportunity t' face The Undertaker an' end the streak comes along once a year, an' man do I love a challenge?

*Pop*

John Cena: I've always been true t' myself. I always try t' be honest an' I can stand here t'night an' say that I've always thought The Undertaker couldn't be beaten at Wrestlemania. I've thought that the streak would never come to an end an' that it shouldn't. Now I'm stood here with maybe the chance t' be the man to achieve the unthinkable. I don't see it as the chance to end it an' rub it in his face. I see this as a challenge, simple as that. I've never ducked a challenge in my life. I never have an' I never will. That's why if the challenge is there, I. . .

*Gong*

The fans go nuts and the lights go out and "Rest In Peace" hits to more cheers, then The Undertaker slowly emerges through the smoke blowing across the stage. He carries on slowly down the ramp with Cena watching, smile gone completely, taking The Dead-Man very seriously. Taker gets to the steps, takes them up on to the apron and brings the lights back on to a deafening roar, staring straight ahead at Cena who keeps his eyes on Taker. The phenom enters the ring with his special microphone, menacingly walking towards Cena as his music comes to a halt with the cheers continuing with both men staring right at each other.

The Undertaker:
The challenge of which you speak implies you have a choice.

*Pop*

The Undertaker: 41 nights John, you will walk through the gates of hell, and just like ev'ryone before you, you will fall and become another victim of the streak.

*More Cheers*

John Cena: You might be right. Hist'ry dead man says you are. No one has beaten you f' a reason. Hell, you may well be invincible. That's what makes this the biggest challenge of my life or f' anyone who tries t' beat the streak, but like I've said, I've never backed away from a challenge. This, this is no diff'rent. If you say I've got no choice, that doesn't make any diff'rence either. My mind was made up. Wrestlemania 25, The Undertaker versus John Cena. . . it's on.

Cena looks right at Taker, showing he's not intimidated and drops the stick to walk past him and leave the ring, heading back up the ramp as Taker turns to watch him leave. Cena turns back and looks down to the ring and the man he'll face at Wrestlemania as the shot focuses on the Wrestlemania sign above the ring visible behind Taker with Cena looking down at him.


Jim Ross:
There we go. We now know. As John Cena said himself, it's on. At Wrestlemania it will be a real clash of the titans. It'll be John Cena taking on the streak when he challenges The Undertaker. What a match that is going t' be.

Jerry Lawler: You're not wrong. It's going t' be incredible JR. Cena an' The Undertaker, I can't believe it.
***Pyro***
***Pyro***
***Pyro***
***Pyro***


Michael Cole:
Good evening ev'ryone. Welcome to Friday Night Smackdown, live t'night from the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile Alabama on a night where we will learn who will challenge CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship in just over five weeks from now at Wrestlemania.


Michael Cole: We learnt on Monday night that John Cena will indeed attempt t' do what nobody before him has ever managed by defeating The Undertaker and the streak that now stands at 16 an' 0. He had the option of challenging CM Punk one more time but he made the decision t' pass that up for the time being. . .

"My Time Is Now"

John Cena
hits the stage to a huge reaction, largely positive despite a few boos and he stands there taking it in, looking into the crowd nodding his head. He salutes the fans and then bursts down the ramp into the ring, sliding in to another huge response from the Mobile crowd. He soaks it up and his music stops as he gets the fans going even more, just by looking into the stands. He nods in approval again before walking over to the apron to get a microphone, then walks back in a good mood tonight for sure.

John Cena:
Well I guess it's official. The speculation, the rumours, the confusion, they're all gone. Now we now that in five weeks at the 25th anniversary of the biggest event in the sports entertainment calendar, it will be John Cena versus The Undertaker.

*Big Pop*

John Cena: Let me tell ya, no one's more surprised than me t' hear that. If you'd 'ave asked me about a month ago who I thought I'd be facing at Wrestlemania, man I never would've thought about The Undertaker. The respect I have f' that guy is off the scale. I'd like t' think he respects me too but the fact is we'd never so much as crossed paths, which is why I never imagined we'd be in the position we are now. This isn't about two guys beating the hell out of each other because we hate each other's guts. It's not about trying t' get the world title from CM Punk. It's about one thing an' one thing only. . . the challenge it presents. You don't need me t' tell you that throughout his incredible career, incredible doesn't do The Undertaker justice when it comes to what he's done at Wrestlemania. In fact it's about what he hasn't done. . . lose. In 16 matches he's never been beaten. That, that's just crazy.

*Pop*

John Cena: F' anyone t' achieve that goes way beyond impressive. 16 an' 0 at Wrestlemania, it's just crazy thinking about it. It's not like we've not known. The number's been growing f' years. We've talked about it f' a long time. F' a long time now people have said that when it comes t' Wrestlemania The Undertaker is invincible. I'm sure there's a lot of people right here t'night in Mobile who agree right?

*More Cheers*

John Cena: See. Wherever you go you'll find a lot of people who don't think anyone can beat him at Wrestlemania. There are a lot of people back there too behind the curtain who believe that too. That's where the challenge lies though. There are people who have the fight inside them to believe they can do what no one else has. Like I said, it's not something I thought about until the opportunity presented itself. It's a challenge like no other. You can challenge for the world title any night of the year if you're lucky enough to win that opportunity. This, this is diff'rent.

"Undertaker. . . Undertaker. . ."

John Cena: Hey, I respect the guy too, big time. I respect the streak, but I believe in myself too. I also believe in taking on a challenge. That's why I had t' do this. T' beat The Undertaker you have t' have so much heart. That I've got. As I'm often told, you're not a good wrestler John. Hey, they might be right, but one thing I know how t' do is fight an' I never give up.

*Mixed*

John Cena: That's what it'll take to end the streak. I sure as hell am not gonna back away from it. I respect it but I don't fear it. I don't fear anything. This is going t' be the biggest most challenging fight of my life, but that's what drives me. Do I think I'm going to end the streak? I don't know. Do I think I have what it takes to beat The Undertaker an' end the streak? You're damn right I do.

There's a strong mix of cheers & boos.

John Cena:
There are people who don't like me. Hell there are people who hate my guts. I know what I'm getting myself into. No one wants t' see The Undertaker lose at Wrestlemania, meaning I'm gonna cop a whole lot more hate than ever before if I do the unthinkable. That's not a problem f' me. It makes no diff'rence. I have people that support me which I respect so much. My fans have stuck by through thick an' thin. I thank them f' that but I'm under no illusions about what most people think about the thought of me ending the streak. I'm not going t' Wrestlemania hell bent on ending the streak t' brag it about after. I'm going to achieve something huge.

*Mixed*

John Cena: It's not personal. It's all about the biggest challenge of my career an' coming out on top. That's what it's all about, not proving people wrong or anything like that. If, an' it's a big if I do defeat The Undertaker, even if I lose I'll carry myself with dignity as I always have. I'll stand up in the middle of this ring and offer him my hand. You won't hear me shouting from the rooftops about it if I win. That's not my style. I won't take any pleasure or satisfaction from seeing the streak end. That doesn't mean I'm not gonna bust my ass t' win the match because I will. I'm gonna bring it like never before, just like I know The Undertaker will. That's why I know this is gonna go down as one of the biggest fights in Wrestlemania hist'ry.

*Pop*

John Cena: Right now though there's something I need t' say. I need to thank Vince McMahon f' giving me the opportunity t' challenge for the world title at Wrestlemania. I appreciate him giving me another chance but I'm sure he understands that this is something I just have t' do. The world title is as big as it gets, but like I said the other night on Raw, I'm sure one day soon enough me an' CM Punk, if he's still the champ that is will get it on one more time.

*More Cheers*

John Cena: Trust me it wasn't easy. I've wan'ed t' beat Punk f' a. . .

"No chance, that's what you've got. . ."

The Chairman of the Board, Mr. McMahon walks out into the arena to a big pop, also stopping at the top of the stage, taking in the crowd's response before heading down to the ring to join Cena, shaking hands with him before collecting a microphone.

Mr. McMahon:
John I wan'ed t' come out here an' let you know there's no hard feelings. I respect your passion, and to be honest I fully expected you to make the decision you did. I f' one along with many fans across the world I'm sure am looking forward to seeing a match that you rightly pointed out will surely go down as one of the greatest in the history of Wrestlemania.

*Pop*

Mr. McMahon: I'm not going t' lie however. There was a part of me that would've liked to have seen you finally put CM Punk in his place instead but I wish you nothing but the best of luck in a match I can't wait t' see.

John Cena: Thanks Vince.

Cena again shakes hands with Vince, initiating it himself this time.

Mr. McMahon:
Now obviously with John choosing to face The Undertaker it means that we need a new number one contender to challenge CM Punk at Wrestlemania, and as I said last week I planned t' have that man in place t'night. I'm sure you'll all be happy t' know that later on this evening I will announce just who that man will be in this very ring.

*Pop*

John Cena: Vince I have to ask, who is it?

"Metalingus"

A chorus of boos meets 'The Rated-R Superstar' Edge as he walks out to the stage, not looking too happy it would seem, barely looking into the crowd as he stomps down the ramp towards the ring. He picks a microphone up off the apron as he takes the steps, staring into the ring at Cena & Vince as his music is cut by the boys in the truck.

Edge:
First I wanna say John it takes guts t' do what you've done. It doesn't mean I give a crap about your match with The Undertaker like ev'ryone seems to. All I wanna know is if Vince is gonna make me the number one contender like we all know he should.

*Major Heat*

Edge: I couldn't care less about you, The Undertaker or the damn streak. All I care about is being in the main event of Wrestlemania like I was last year an' once again becoming the World Heavyweight Champion. There's no one better than me. Seriously, who else is there? I've won ev'rything here there is t' win. No one else even comes close.

Mr. McMahon: Edge let me stop you right there. There's a lot of truth to what you just said. Indeed you have accomplished practically ev'rything there is. There's just one problem I have. See you talked about how you were in the main event last year. That's true, you were. You challenged for the World Heavyweight Championship too in the main event. . . and you lost.

*Pop*

Mr. McMahon: I want someone who I believe will go on to Wrestlemania and defeat CM Punk. I have that person Edge. Unfortunately that's not you.

Edge: I can't believe this. Yeah I lost year but it doesn't mean I wouldn't win this year.

Mr. McMahon: That's true. I have however made my decision, and like ev'ryone else you will find out that is later on.

Edge: Alright fine but you're making a big mistake. I gotta admit I kinda knew last week even though I won my match you were gonna pick someone else anyway. I don't know who but I had that feeling. Honestly, I'm with John. I'll get that chance soon enough anyway 'cause I've got another idea that'll make you really stand up an' take notice. Monday night on Raw I went there t' make my feelings known about Mick Foley getting in the Hall of Fame an' t' tell The Rock what I thought of him too. One thing I heard while I was there was these idiots chanting one more match at 'im. Well I'm gonna give them what they wanna see. I'm gonna go back t' Raw on Monday night t' challenge the so called great one to a match at Wrestlemania.

*Huge Pop*

Edge: Yeah, you might wanna see The Rock have one more match. The problem is if he accepts, it'll be a match he loses I guarantee y'that. Then Vince, you'll have no choice but t' give me a shot at the world title.

Edge slams his microphone down and turns round to leave the ring, stomping back up the ramp with "Metalingus" playing while Cena & Vince share a joke amongst themselves.

Michael Cole:
Wow, I didn't expect that. Edge is going t' call out The Rock to a match at Wrestlemania? He did get Rock Bottomed on Raw the other night but how amazing would it be t' see The Great One back in the ring at Wrestlemania?

Matt Striker: Oh it would be incredible. It's been five years since we last saw The Rock in a WWE ring. I f' one would absolutely love t' see that.

Michael Cole: I think there'll be millions, and millions of The Rock's fans who would agree with you. However as Mr. McMahon just reminded us, later on t'night we will find out who will challenge CM Punk for the world title. I don't have a clue who that will be. I don't think anyone does but I can't wait t' find out. . .


The Cruiserweight Champion, J-Red is shown walking through the back looking more than ready for action.

Michael Cole:
Well when we come back we'll see another champion in action. The exciting Cruiserweight Champion J-Red's up next live when we return.

*Commercial Break*

Mr. McMahon
is walking back from the ring, through the production area and is approached by a very serious looking Bryan Danielson who's in his casual gear.

Bryan Danielson:
Mr. McMahon, there's something I really need t' speak with you.

Mr. McMahon: Sure thing, go ahead.

Bryan Danielson: I don't know if you saw what happened last week before my match with Dolph Ziggler. . .

Mr. McMahon: . . . As a matter of fact I did. You don't need t' tell me about CM Punk. . .

Bryan Danielson: . . . Oh but I do. I know you have your issues with him, and I've known the guy f' a long time. He's a great wrestler like he says but he can also be a jackass. Anyway that's beside the point. Why I'm here, after what he did t' me last week with that cheap shot, I want a match with him t'night. I don't care about the title. I just wan' a match, nothing else.

Mr. McMahon: Hmm, int'resting. . . Y'know I admire your guts asking for a match with Punk. Not many people would demand a match with him without the title on the line. I like that. You can have your match later on. Good luck. I'll be watching.

Bryan Danielson: Thanks, but I don't need luck.

Danielson walks away happy he's got what he wants and Vince smiles, looking quite impressed.

Mr. McMahon:
I think I like that guy.


We cut across the back and a seriously angry looking Elijah Burke is pacing through the halls of the arena.

Elijah Burke:
DIBIASE. WHERE ARE YOU Y'PUNK?

Layla is shown trying to catch up with him.

Layla:
BABY, 'LIJAH.

Burke carries on, ignoring his former fiancée.

Layla:
Baby I need t' talk t' you.

Reluctantly Burke stops and turns round to face her, and clearly she's fighting off her emotions.

Elijah Burke:
Now's not the time right. The only thing I wanna do right now is get my hands on that son of a bitch.

Burke turns to walk off and he sees a worker standing close by.

Elijah Burke:
You seen DiBiase?

Worker: Sorry I haven't.

It's clearly not the answer he wanted and he carries on walking.

Layla:
BABY, PLEASE, WE NEED T' TALK.

Burke stops & thinks about turning back but heads off up the hall leaving a very upset Layla behind, close to tears.


*The Opening Match*
Non-Title Match

J-Red vs. Johnny Devine w/Petey Williams
Petey Williams was by Devine's side walking out to the ring with him, making Red look a little uneasy with Petey's comments about wanting to take his title in recent weeks. The Cruiserweight Champion quickly put that to the side and was on fire as usual, getting the crowd behind him. He was his usual energetic self, making it difficult for Devine to keep up. Petey was watching closely, but he didn't get involved. Devine did make it tough for the champion though, and when Red missed with a roundhouse kick, the Canadian caught him with an enzuigiri, coming so close to getting the upset. Devine kept going and hit a split-legged moonsault which still wasn't enough to get the win. Red had to fight to stay in the match, and when he was fired into the ropes he came back fighting, countering with tilt-a-whirl headscissors into a DDT, a satellite DDT. The fans got louder in their support, and Devine was reeling as they made their way back up. Red was on the serious offensive, and after catching Devine with a thunderous roundhouse kick, he went to the apron, sizing him up for the Red Alert.

The fans were cheering as he steadied himself, watching the Canadian struggle back up to his feet looking all over the place. Red then struck, hitting a springboard for the diving swinging reverse STO. Petey watched, helpless as Red made the cover to pick up the win to the delight of the fans. He stood up to get his arm raised, but as the ref then walked across the ring to collect his cruiserweight title from the timekeeper, Petey stepped in and snatched it, then entered the ring with Red confused and not too happy. Red's music stopped and Petey stared right at him for several seconds before looking down at the title and then handing it to him. The champ took hold of it while looking cautiously at Petey who let him know he wanted the title for himself before leaving the ring as Red then went on to celebrate his win on the second rope, lifting the title into the air before turning back to take a look at Petey on the ramp who was looking right back at him.

Winner: J-Red by pinfall.

Michael Cole: In recent weeks we've heard Petey Williams make his intent clear as far as the Cruiserweight Championship goes, and tonight after another typically impressive performance from J-Red, he's letting the champion know man-t'-man that he's got his eyes on his title.


A very smug looking Ted DiBiase is shown through back with his girlfriend Maryse, both on their way to the ring with DiBiase dressed for action.

Michael Cole:
Well earlier on we saw Elijah Burke looking f' the man we see right there. When we return in just a few moments, the contr'versial Ted DiBiase will make his Smackdown debut.

*Commercial Break*

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From Last Week

Elijah Burke is standing in the middle of the ring with his fiancée Layla, both looking very happy as you would expect with their upcoming nuptials.

Elijah Burke:
Hey, this is the groom speakin' I guess. I just wanna say a few words t'night. . . Whoa, before I f'get. Good luck t' my boy Matty later on too by the way. T'night though's about one thing. . . my beautiful fiancée here.

Layla is absolutely beaming at hearing her fiancé speak so delightfully of her.

Elijah Burke:
This is one time you're gonna hear me a little soppy 'cause this time t'morrow Lay's officially gonna be the ball an' chain.

Layla gives her fiancé a little slap on the arm in jest.

"Priceless"

*Tons of Boos*


A smug Ted DiBiase strolls out to the stage with his girlfriend Maryse, making Burke furious and Layla somewhat awkward. DiBiase walks down the ring with Maryse, smiling in a big way for some reason, and as he enters the ring he walks past Burke & Layla, he still smiles at them as he collects a microphone while Burke takes his back off Layla.

Elijah Burke:
You wanna explain what the hell y'think y'doin' comin' out here before I put you on y'ass? Wait, didn't you get fired the other night?

Ted DiBiase: First, thank you for the warm reception! As f' being fired, I left Raw. I still have a contract with the WWE, which means I'm free t' be here on Smackdown and wish you well on this special occasion for you both.

DiBiase turns to look right at a very uneasy looking Layla.

Ted DiBiase:
Are you alright? You wouldn't think it's the happiest day of your life t'morrow. Why is that?

Elijah Burke: Hey, you don't talk t' her y'hear? In fact I don't even know why you're out here. This isn't about you. Why don't you get t' steppin' an' go back t' wherever you came from?

Ted DiBiase: Oh I'm sure you'd like that wouldn't you? See like I told you Sunday night, which I'm sure you've f'got, no one tells me what t' do. That includes you, which is why I'm out here t' make my point.

Instead of me telling you about what happened, I'll show you.

Ted turns to look up at the tron and footage of what appears to be a bar is shown where Ted & Maryse turn up. They walk further into the room where Layla, Mickie James, Gail Kim, Natalya Neidhart, Kelly Kelly, Melina, Beth Phoenix, Maria are shown dancing and have a good time, but Layla turns round and sees them. She's furious and walks right up to them.

Layla:
You two? You're not invited.

Ted DiBiase: We're aware of that but we couldn't help but stop by since we were close by. We can't help but think that you're making a mistake. . .

Layla: . . . Ex-cuse me.

Ted DiBiase: Listen to what I have t' say. To outsiders it looks like you're settling. Look at Maryse. She's stunning right? I wouldn't settle and neither would she. We're the perfect couple unlike you and your fiancé. I'm sure Maryse wouldn't mind me saying that you're a very attractive woman. You can do far better than him.

Layla: Oh, like you right?

Ted DiBiase: Well of course but that's not what I meant.

Layla: You wouldn't stand a chance. I'd go f' her before I'd go near you.

Maryse looks disgusted as Layla looks her up & down. So much so she walks away and the shot goes back to the ring with Layla still looking very awkward. Burke looks totally confused with DiBiase loving stirring things up as Maryse stands by his side, not giving much away. Ted takes her to a quiet spot in the distance and looks to be trying to convince into something. The footage then fast forwards to Maryse walking up to Layla as she comes out of the toilets, caught by surprise by Maryse.

Maryse:
Hey. I want to apologise for what Teddy said before and. . .

Layla: . . . And what?

Maryse: I don't know how to say this but before it looked like you were looking. . .

Layla: . . . I know where you're going and I'm sorry. It's just, I've gotta say, you're really sexy y'know, too good f' him.

Maryse: It's okay, it's just he doesn't know. . .

Layla: . . . Doesn't know what?

Maryse: Well, it's not just guys I go for.

Layla: Really? I would never've guessed. I mean it's not like we haven't all thought about that, experimenting. Y'know. I never did but if I did you'd be just the type I'd go for. Wait what am I saying? I'm sorry I shouldn't be saying that.

Maryse: No it's okay. I understand. I must say, what's stopping you? If you were going to experiment, now's the perfect time. You can get it out of your system before you get married.

Layla: Really, you think so? No I couldn't. I mean. . . no it's crazy.

Maryse: Is it? I don't think so. Trust me, it's amazing.

Layla: Yeah? I've heard that. I've always thought about it. Maybe you're right. No I can't. . . wait, oh who cares?

She grabs Maryse by surprise & kisses her. The footage stops right there, going back to the ring where Burke can't believe it, turning to look at his embarrassed fiancée.

Ted DiBiase:
Well, who would've thought we'd see that from a woman about t' get married? There's a whole lot more footage too but unfortunately we're not allowed t' show it, and it doesn't just feature these two lovely ladies either if you catch my drift.

Layla: He's lying. That's not true. Yes I kissed her but I was drunk. That's all it was baby, a silly mistake I promise.

Burke snaps, dropping the microphone to hammer DiBiase with a hard right hand, sending him down to the mat and rolling under the bottom rope down to the floor. Maryse follows him and Layla tries to apologise to Burke who still looks furious & stunned by what he's seen & heard. He goes to walk away and Layla panics, quickly picking the microphone back up.

Layla:
Please baby I'm so sorry. I swear it was just that kiss. It only lasted that second. Please f'give me, I'm so sorry.

Burke stops & turns round, looking right at her starting to cry. He walks towards her, looks at her again with DiBiase sitting up on the floor looking on with Maryse fairly ashamed by the looks of it. They watch as Burke takes the microphone from her, gently though.

Elijah Burke:
Sorry but I can't go through with it right now. The wedding's off.

He drops the stick & leaves, leaving Layla in tears with DiBiase watching on the outside with a big smile on his face. Burke stomps back up the ramp and Mickie James runs out past him to console Layla in the ring. She turns her head to give the amused DiBiase a look of pure disgust.

Michael Cole:
That was absolutely despicable if you ask me from Ted DiBiase t'night, absolutely disgusting. I feel f' both Elijah Burke and Layla. I just hope they can get over this.
*Match #2*
Santino Marella
vs. Ted DiBiase w/Maryse
DiBiase came out all cocky, laughing at Santino even before the match started. Soon he wasn't so cocky when his complacency allowed the Italian into the match, and he even came close to the defeat until he just managed to kick out of a roll up. Maryse was looking worried, and despite fighting way back into control of the match, Santino wasn't done. He slipped out of a Dream Street attempt and spun Ted round into a jawbreaker. DiBiase got his shoulder up just before Santino went further, hitting the ropes for a flying thrust kick, and he got it. Again Ted kicked out, frustrating the over-excited Italian Stallion. The fans were chanting Santino's name as he looked to put Ted away, but Ted ducked his head when Santino went for a leg-feed enzuigiri. It gave Ted the chance to step back and then take him down with a neckbreaker. Marella dug deep to kick out, but DiBiase wasn't messing around now and urged him to get back up, again stalking him for Dream Street.

Again Santino escaped his clutches and went for an irish whip which Ted reversed it and then caught him with a flapjack. Santino's face hit the mat hard, and he was all over the place as he clawed his way back up. DiBiase was livid, determined to put him away, and this time he had the chance with Santino all over the place to take him down with Dream Street and pick up the win. He had a wry smile on his face after the bell when the ref raised his hand, and then a pop came from the crowd. DiBiase turned round with Maryse frantically trying to warn her boyfriend about something, and there was Elijah Burke. Ted panicked and had to duck a clothesline, ran to the ropes and slid outside the ring, escaping to piss off an irate Burke. He was pissed, kicking the bottom rope as Ted backtracked with Maryse following. Burke talked smack at him before turning round to go get a microphone, glaring right at DiBiase when he got it.

Winner: Ted DiBiase by pinfall.

Elijah Burke: HEY, you no good son of a bitch. If you've got a pair between those legs o'yours, you'll get your spoiled sorry ass back in this ring right now.

DiBiase laughs, not at all contemplating heading back.

Elijah Burke:
Yeah? Just what I thought you gutless piece of crap. Y'can run t'night but mark my words, one day real soon your ass is gonna get knocked the hell out f' what y'did last week. Trust me. It might not be t'night but it'll happen. Believe me, it will happen.

Burke drops the stick and "Don't Waste My Time" hits as he stares right at DiBiase, steam coming out of his ears with Ted laughing back at him with Maryse by his side, not showing much love for Burke either.

Michael Cole: That seems certain t' me Matt. Elijah Burke is livid as you can imagine.

Matt Striker: Oh absolutely. We all know what Ted DiBiase is like. You have to imagine one day soon he'll get what's coming to him.

*Commercial Break*

The World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk & Homicide are shown entering the arena with Punk looking very relaxed (dragging his travel bag too), and he's approached by Josh Matthews.

Josh Matthews:
Punk, may I have a quick word with you?

CM Punk: You wan' a word Josh? I'll do better than that. I'll give you a few. I know that Vince is ready t' drop some kind of bomb on me t'night as to who he's got lined up f' me at Wrestlemania now his poster boy's decided t' face The Undertaker instead. Quite frankly I couldn't care less who it is. I mean there's nobody in this company that has me even slightly worried. . . not in the least bit. So when he announces this challenger who'll come up short at Wrestlemania, I'll be in that ring t' tell Vince what I just told you. I'm not worried.

Punk turns to walk off, laughing off any worries he may have.

Josh Matthews:
Have you heard about your match t'night?

The World Champion turns back, clearly confused.

CM Punk:
Match, what match? What are you talking about?

Josh Matthews: Earlier t'night Bryan Danielson went to Mr. McMahon an' asked him for a match with you after what happened between you two last week.

CM Punk: Did he now? Good thing I brought my gear then right? Come on man, let's go.

A relaxed Punk and a typically serious Homicide carry on their way into the arena.


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From Last Week

Harry Smith
w/Paul Burchill, TJ Wilson & Natalya Nedihart
vs. Jack Swagger
The Empire joined Michael Cole & Matt Striker at the announce table, unsettling Smith & Co from the moment they walked out into the arena. Barrett was the only one of them with a headset on and spoke of his anger at Smith beating him via brass knucks at No Way Out. He shrugged off Cole's counterpoint that he was about to use them himself too, just as he did to win the tag team titles at Night of Champions for him & McIntyre. Barrett said that it was the only way Smith was going to beat him, and Smith kept looking over at them with fire still there in the eyes. Smith had a fight in the ring though against an angry Jack Swagger. The All-American American was quickly getting frustrated at Smith hanging on in the match, again after a corner slingshot splash. He then tried for a spin-out powerbomb but Smith blocked it and escaped through a couple of elbow shots, allowing him to then duck a wild clothesline attempt before planting Swagger with a german suplex.

Swagger kicked out at two, but Smith seized the momentum, then came so close with a delayed vertical suplex. The All-American American again got the shoulder up, but only just. Smith's momentum was clearly angering The Empire at ringside while Burchill, TJ & Natalya all tried to will Harry over the line. Swagger was struggling and Harry had the crowd behind him too as he scooped him up for a running powerslam. As he turned he saw McIntyre & Regal walk towards the apron. Harry let go of Swagger and walked to the apron himself, warning The Empire members to stay away. Burchill, TJ & Natalya walked round to get them to back up too, resulting in Barrett standing up too. He & Smith were staring at each other, just as Swagger was getting back up on his knees. The All-American American saw the door opening in front of him to run up behind Smith and chop block him in the back of the leg.

He was back on his feet in a flash, so intense as he grabbed Smith by the ankle and pulled him away from the ropes to apply the Ankle Lock. He applied it to the just healed broken ankle of Smith, putting him through agony, much to the amusement of The Empire. They watched with smiles on their faces as Smith was screaming out in pain. He tried to hold on but couldn't despite encouragement from his friends on the outside. Swagger's music hit and he didn't look too happy at getting his arm raised before staring coldly down at Smith before leaving the ring, heading up the ramp looking straight ahead. The Empire left laughing, taunting their rivals as they jumped into the ring to check on Harry who was holding his ankle, but Burchill went back to get a microphone as Barrett & Co walked back up the ramp.

Paul Burchill: I think I speak for all of us, even you too when I say I've had enough of all this. We need to settle this once and for all. In fact I have just the idea. What better place than Wrestlemania at Wembley Stadium in front of our fellow Brits in not just any match? No we need something more than that. I propose that the four of us take on all four of you in a Battle of Britain?

*Big Pop*

Paul Burchill: You're not usually short of things t' say. This is one occasion I would actually like to hear what you have t' say.

Barrett turns round looking towards the back and calls for a microphone. A worker runs out and hands one to him with the UK/Canadian alliance awaiting their answer.

Wade Barrett:
Y'know what? F' you that's actually not a bad idea. You have a deal.

The fans cheer as "Rule Britannia" plays with the two factions eying each other up, all eight of them looking really up for the battle we'll see at Wrestlemania.

Michael Cole:
Well after months of these two rival groups going all out against each other, at Wrestlemania in the United Kingdom, a fitting place, they will collide in a Battle of Britain. I don't think battle is strong enough a word f' what we'll see when they clash at Wembley Stadium.

*Match #3*
The UK Pack
vs. The Pitbulls
Back together for the first time in months, Smith & Burchill were up for this one, and the fans too were happy to see them back at it. Noble & Kash weren't though, but they weren't there to lie down for the Brits. They gave them a real fight, and they targeted Smith's ankle the first chance they got. Harry had to fight like crazy to get to the ropes when Noble had him in the Trailer Hitch, a reverse figure four leglock. Noble wasn't best pleased to say the least at having to let the hold go, and he pummelled Smith as he tried to get up by the ropes. Harry came back fighting though with ferocious shots of his own, eventually taking him down with a strong clothesline and then a belly-to-black suplex. As soon as Noble was back on his feet, he found himself on the end of a delayed vertical suplex which the crowd loved.

They were all cheering, but after Noble kicked out, Harry tagged Burchill into the match. It looked like just a matter of time, and it turned out to be that way. Noble managed to roll out of the way of a standing shooting star press, but he failed with a double underhook powerbomb that Burchill countered easily with a back body drop. As soon as he got to his knees he was pulled into a pump-handle lift into a sidewalk slam. The crowd cheered again and Noble was in deep trouble as Burchill sized him up for the C4. Kash panicked and ran the ring, given a helping hand over the top by Burchill before he turned the attention back to Noble, ducking a wild right before stomping him in the gut and hitting the C4 to get the win for him & Smith. Harry joined him in the ring, giving each other a guy hug after getting their arms raised.

Winners: The UK Pack by pinfall.

The shot quickly goes to the back where The Empire are stomping all over TJ Wilson with Katie Lee doing the same to Natalya Neidhart. They all stop as TJ & Natalya put up no resistance, down on the floor with the shot going back to Burchill & Smith looking on with concern in the ring as they watch on the tron, about to leave the ring when Barrett starts to speak.

Wade Barrett:
Let me just say on behalf of all of us how great it is t' finally see you back t'gether. We'd also like t' thank you for the magnificent idea you had last week for us to all take part in a Battle of Britain at Wrestlemania. Personally I couldn't have been any angrier than I was last Friday night after I was cheated at No Way Out in our match Harry, but this idea of yours, well it plays right into our hands. You've given us the chance to humiliate you in front of our people in the UK. See we're all British. You two might be. . . well half in your case Harry. These two here, they're not even the slightest bit British. You're more like an alliance or united nations. When it comes down to it though it doesn't matter what you all are. All that matters is at Wrestlemania at Wembley Stadium we'll be victorious, and if you don't already, you'll be regretting that challenge soon enough.

Barrett turns round and stomps on TJ for good measure as he starts to squirm. They all walk off leaving TJ & Natalya down, and this time The UK Pack leave the ring and rush back up the ramp to check on their friends.

Michael Cole:
We knew this was going t' be a battle at Wrestlemania between these two forces. If you didn't think that already, after t'night I think you might just've changed your mind. It's going to be a battle alright.

Matt Striker: It absolutely will be nothing short of a battle. I don't think it will be pretty but it sure will be one hell of a fight. You can count on that.


Beth Phoenix, the Diva's Champion leaves her dressing room with her title back on her shoulder all set for action it appears.

Michael Cole:
Well we all know that this lady has a fight on her hands in five weeks when she meets Queen Kong in a unification match for both the women's and diva's titles. The Glamazon's got her title back t'night and she'll be in action when we come back in just a few moments.

*Commercial Break*

"Glamazon"

The Diva's Champion, Beth Phoenix walks out into the arena smiling with the crowd cheering. She sets off down the ramp looking far happier now she has her title back.


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From Raw Monday night

Non-Title Match
Gail Kim
vs. Queen Kong
The fans cheered, but as Kong menacingly stood back up, bringing Gail with her to set her up for the Awesome Bomb, a cheer broke out as Beth Phoenix, the Diva's Champion Kong will face in a unification match at Wrestlemania made her way out into the arena. She walked down to ringside and past the ring to take back the diva's title Kong stole last week. Kong saw her and let go of Gail to go after Beth, but The Glamazon stood firm as Kong tried to block her off on the floor. Beth though cracked a wry smile before driving her title belt into Kong's face, not once but twice to put Kong on the floor, resulting in the ref calling for the bell to award Kong the win by DQ. Beth taunted her before walking back up the ramp as a confused Gail stood up to see Kong on the floor, sitting up looking furious with the ref explaining what happened to Gail. The Glamazon turned back to defiantly raise her title to a pop from the Miami crowd.


"Glamazon" is playing and Beth is waiting in the ring for her opponent. Her music cuts and all of a sudden Queen Kong's the Women's Champion walking out to the stage with a look of fury on her face, completely taking The Glamazon by surprise in the ring. The behemoth menacingly makes her way down to the ring and climbs inside, dropping her title with the referee trying to keep her back. Kong though ignores him and walks right up to Beth, and the Diva's Champion stands her ground. The fans cheer too as Beth reacts to a shove from Kong by shoving her right back. Kong blows her top and takes her head off with a clothesline. The fearsome sight of the Women's Champion drags her Smackdown counterpart back up and fires her into the corner, then runs in for a body avalanche. Beth steps out of the corner though and Kong crashes into the pads, and as she turns round Beth hammers with a double axe handle to the chest.

Kong teeters but stays on her feet as Beth turns back to run the ropes, and she comes bouncing back into a thunderous lariat. Kong is mega pissed and again drags Beth up, setting her up for the a sitout powerbomb, but cheers break out in the crowd, and we see O.D.B. slide in the ring, running at Kong and hitting her with a shot to the side of the head. Kong lets go of Beth and O.D.B. unloads on her, putting Kong on one knee. O.D.B. turns into the ropes and comes storming back with a spear to send Kong down and she rolls to the apron and under the bottom rope as Beth sits up, shocked to see O.D.B. standing there. O.D.B. looks down at her, still tension between them as a furious Kong stands back up on the outside, grabs her title off the apron and stares furiously at Beth & O.D.B with tension still there between them.

Michael Cole:
I wasn't expecting that Matt. O.D.B. an' Beth have been rivals for a while now. I can't believe she came to Beth's rescue t'night.

Matt Striker: We heard O.D.B. say last week she too had an axe t' grind with Kong as she felt it was Kong's fault she didn't become the Diva's Champion at No Way Out. It appears that we may well have a very unlikely alliance on our hands.


We go backstage again where Chavo Guerrero & Alberto Del Rio (Mexican Royalty) are shown in their new pimped up Mexican ring gear, headed for the ring by the looks of things.

Michael Cole:
There you see the new number one contenders for the WWE tag team titles. The men who call themselves Mexican Royalty, Chavo Guerrero and Alberto Del Rio will be joining us it seems when we come back after this short break.

*Commercial Break*

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From Last Week

Number One Contendership Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Power & Perfection (Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas)

vs. Mexican Royalty (Alberto Del Rio & Chavo Guerrero)
Chavo rolled to the apron as Haas & Del Rio made their way back up with Haas looking the brighter, going for an Olympic Slam. Del Rio though jumped down and pushed Haas into the ropes, then ducked his head, giving Haas the chance to kick him square in the head. Del Rio's head snapped up and Haas shifted behind to hit the Olympic Slam to a big pop. He went for the cover but Chavo again came to the rescue, pulling Haas away by his feet. Chavo & Lashley both had had enough and went after him, and he pleaded for mercy as the ref stood between them, trying to get Lashley & Chavo out of the ring. Del Rio sat back up and caught Haas with a low blow then rolled him up as Lashley pushed past the ref to nail Chavo and started to unload. The ref turned and saw the cover, so darted across to make the count as Del Rio held on to the tights, something the ref didn't see as he counted to three. The bell rang and Lashley turned round in shock as Del Rio stood up with his arms raised. Lashley snapped, shaking his head with steam coming out of his ears, and as Del Rio turned he got ripped in half by a spear to a big pop. Lashley stood up as Haas did too looking furious, trying to make his point to the referee who claimed not to see the tights being held with Chavo sitting up looking on clueless and Del Rio starting to sit up holding his stomach.

Michael Cole: What a great contest that was but it doesn't change the fact that Chavo an' Del Rio have stole one t'night, and as you can imagine, Lahsley an' Haas are furious. We might not have heard the last of this by the looks of it though.
"Realeza"

The number one contenders for the WWE tag team titles, Mexican Royalty, Chavo Guerrero & Alberto Del Rio are greeted by a ton of heat as they walk out to the stage looking so smug, and they continue to look smug as they shrug off the heat on their way down to the ring. Chavo picks a microphone up off the apron as he & Del Rio enter the ring, still laughing off the heat coming from the crowd.

Chavo Guerrero:
Here we are, just as we said, the number one contenders for the tag team titles.

*Heat*

Chavo Guerrero: It wasn't long ago we said this would happen, that we would prove to you Americans that you need to respect us, that you should respect our heritage. We took it upon ourselves t' join forces to stand up for what our families have accomplished in Mexico to show you ignorant people that disrespecting and underestimating us was a big mistake.

*More Boos*

Chavo passes the stick over to Del Rio.

Alberto Del Rio:
We told you. We told you this would happen, however the job is not done jus' yet. We still have to defeat the people who right now are the champions. Only they won't be champions for long.

*Heat*

Alberto Del Rio: Last week we guaranteed we would get that chance. Now it's just a matter of time before we take the tag team titles back to Mexic. . .

"Hell Will Be Callin' Your Name"

The angry looking duo of Power & Perfection, Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas stroll out to the stage, staring down furiously at the very smug Mexicans with Lashley holding a microphone.

Bobby Lashley:
It's not like either of us to come out here an' talk. We do our talking in the ring. Last week we had you beat but you stole it from us. We all just saw what happened. You might think you'll be the new tag team champions but first you need t' prove you deserve it, because we want a rematch right now.

*Big Pop*

Chavo Guerrero: Oh, you'd like a rematch? Sorry, that's not going t' happen.

*Heat*

Chavo Guerrero: We won last week. That's all that matters.

Bobby Lashley: Right then. I guess you leave us no choice.

Menacingly, Lashley & Haas walk down the ramp to a big pop with Lashley dropping the microphone when Mr. McMahon walks out to the stage looking a bit panicked.

Mr. McMahon:
Wait just a second fellas, I think we can smooth this out. . . Chavo, Alberto, I think it's fair t' say that they have a point do they not?

Alberto Del Rio: No, no they don't. Like Chavo says. We won the match. That's all that matters.

Mr. McMahon: Well I tend t' disagree. As much as I can't change the outcome of your match last week, I can ask you to give them a rematch.

Chavo Guerrero: And why we would do that?

Mr. McMahon: Well it seems clear t' me that you two are so confident you will become the WWE Tag Team Champions, you won't have a problem defeating Bobby an' Charlie t'night either? That is unless you're, I don't know, full of it?

Chavo Guerrero: Hey, we're not full of it. Of course we could beat them again.

Mr. McMahon: Great, I'm glad t' hear it, because right now we're going t' have a rematch, and if you lose, you won't be the only team to receive a title shot. Bobby an' Charlie will also receive a shot at the tag team titles. Good luck ev'rybody.

The Mexican number one contenders do all they can not to throw a strop as Mr. McMahon makes his way backstage again with Lashley & Haas about to step in the ring.

"HEY YOU. . ."

Paul London & Brian Kendrick
, the WWE Tag Team Champions explode out to the stage to a big pop, catching both teams off guard in the ring. They all look up at them as the laid back as ever duo head down to join Michael Cole & Matt Striker at the announce table with the two teams still watching them.


*Match #4*
Power & Perfection
vs. Mexican Royalty
*If Power & Perfection win, they too will receive a title shot*

Boy Lashley & Haas were fired-up, and they dominated the early going against the unprepared Mexican duo. The number one contenders did come into it though, using some very intelligent but 'dirty' tactics to do so and keep in control. It didn't last though and Lashley came back firing. The fans were right behind Power & Perfection too. Lashley was throwing Del Rio around like a rag doll. After the Mexican missed with a diving senton, they both made their way back up with Lashley on a mission, hitting a flipping release german suplex. A T-Bone was next, and after pulling Del Rio back up, he sent him into the ropes at speed and then planted him with a bone crunching spinebuster. The fans were loving it, but when Lashley went for the cover, Del Rio got his shoulder up at two. Lashley shrugged it off in a flash and immediately got back up, going for a Dominator. Chavo put pay to that by storming the ring. Lashley let go of Del Rio to nail Chavo with a clothesline. He dragged him back up and sent him flying over the top rope, but when he turned round to go back after Chavo's partner, he walked right into a super kick.
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Haas was shocked and breathed a huge sigh of relief when Lashley just managed to get his shoulder up before the ref coud count to three. Del Rio couldn't believe it, getting right in the ref's face as Lashley sat up. He turned round and watched angrily as Lashley dragged himself back up, and Del Rio sprung back into action, running past him into the ropes, looking for a step-up enzuigiri. Lashley ducked it though and quickly caught him with a gut-wrench suplex. Lashley dragged him right back up and lifted him on to his shoulder for a running powerslam, but Chavo was back up on the floor and grabbed his legs to stop him in his tracks. He had to let go of Del Rio and the ref had a go at Chavo too, telling him to let go, and he did with Lashley glaring down at him. It gave Del Rio the chance to this time hit a step-up enzuigiri, but again Lashley got his shoulder up to deny the Mexicans the win. Del Rio sat up in sheer frustration and Chavo called out for the tag. He got it too with Lashley still on the mat. Chavo climbed up top and pointed to the ceiling, getting ready for the frog splash before turning to take a look at London & Kendrick at the announce table, grinning at them before turning back to Lashley on the mat and leaping off the top. Lashley though rolled out of the way to a big pop.

Both men clawed their way back up, and Chavo had a right hand blocked by Lashley who hammered him back into the ropes. He then fired him into the opposite side and ran out to meet him with a devastating lariat. Chavo was in trouble and quickly fell victim to the Dominator. Del Rio though hit the ring to break up the count, trying to stamp on Lashley's head, but he pulled back. He was up in a flash and backtracked to the ropes with a livid Del Rio running right him, getting lifted over Lashley's shoulder and down to the floor below. The crowd went nuts, and as Lashley turned round he saw Chavo struggling back up to his feet and he locked & loaded on the Mexican. As soon as he was back on his feet, he stormed across the mat at him, ripping him in half with a spear to another huge pop from the crowd. Lashley wasted no time going for the cover and picked up the win to see him & Haas also get a shot at the tag team titles with London & Kendrick watching on, not giving much away. The ref raised their arms as a shocked Del Rio looked on as he sat up on the floor. Lashley & Haas looked down at him and then at the tag team champions letting them know that they're real serious about getting the titles too.

Winners: Power & Perfection by pinfall.

Michael Cole: Justice I believe has been served t'night, although for you guys this isn't a great situation now there are two teams who you have to defend your titles against.

Brian Kendrick: It's not ideal but we don't mind. We'll take on all comers. We're stronger now than ever before. We're ready for anyone Michael.


We get a split screen of a fired-up Bryan Danielson and a calm looking World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk with Homicide walking through the back.

Michael Cole:
Well gentleman I hope CM Punk is ready for Bryan Danielson. The World Heavyweight Champion will be in action on a night when he finds out who he will meet at Wrestlemania. Danielson has impressed in his short time here on Smackdown. Will he impress against Punk when we come back?

*Commercial Break*

Quote:
*Video Recap*
From Last Week

"Ride of the Valkyries"

Bryan Danielson walks out into the arena to a good reaction from the Billings crowd, stopping at the stage with a look of determination on his face before heading down to the ring with purpose. He steps inside and looks into the stands, taking in the positive response from the fans.

"This Fire Burns"

The fans respond with a heavy mix of both cheers & boos as CM Punk, the World Heavyweight Champion curiously walks out to the stage with Homicide by his side. He smirks at the fans' reaction, not bothered in the slightest as they walk on down to the ring, and the World Champion smiles at the confused Danielson as he walks past him to receive the microphone from Justin Roberts.

CM Punk:
It's been a long time right?

Danielson, still confused somewhat just looks at the slimy looking World Champion.

CM Punk:
What you guys don't know is that Bryan here, Homicide an' myself have travelled the word t'gether before we all turned up in the WWE, an' I've gotta say hand on heart that out of the many many talented guys I've worked with he's right up there.

Punk draws a calm reaction from the crowd, some clapping in approval of his endorsement of Danielson.

CM Punk:
I respect the hell out of this guy's talent, his desire, an' just like us he's still the same guy he was before he turned up here. He's kept his integrity, which is why Bry' I'm sure you understand what I've been saying all along. You haven't needed t' sell your soul t' get a spot on TV like so many have and continue to. That's why I want you to stand alongside Homicide an' I against the agenda t' hold back the real talent in favour of 'superstars' like John Cena who simply can't cut it against guys who are being held back despite being so much better but that there are exceptions like us who can make it.

*Heat*

Danielson turns round and walks to the apron, getting a microphone passed to him. He turns round and walks back into the middle of the ring, looking at Punk.

Bryan Danielson:
I appreciate the kind words Punk, really I do. I respect your ability too, I always have. The agenda thing though I kind of got a problem with that. You said y'self I'm still the same Bryan Danielson I've always been. I've not had t' change who I am t' get here or on TV. I'm still the same guy and I plan t' keep it that way.

*Pop*

Bryan Danielson: The way I see it, you've changed. You care about one thing. It's not looking out f' other guys. It's about keeping that title around your waist no matter what.

*Pop*

Bryan Danielson: One other thing you know about me Punk is that I've always been an individual, so despite the kind offer, unfortunately I have t' decline.

*More Cheers*

CM Punk: Well, well that's mighty naive of you Bryan. The same rules we're used to, they don't apply here. If you believe you'll get as far here as you have ev'rywhere else you're in for a mighty fall. This is the WWE. It's not about competition or respect. It's all about survival. It makes you do things you wouldn't normally do. It makes you do things you don't want t' do, kind o'like this. . .

Punk nails him out of nowhere with the microphone, putting Danielson down on the mat to a ton of heat. He steps back & drops the microphone as Homicide also steps back, both watching as Danielson makes his way back up, looking a little groggy. The fans try to warn him, some still booing as Homicide eyes him up, getting itchy feet. Danielson turns round and Homicide charges at him, turning him inside out with the West Brooklyn Lariat. More boos come from the stands as Punk revels in it, watching Danielson trying to sit up on the mat with his eyes all over the shop. He again claws his way back up as Punk hands his world title over to the Brooklyn native and turns his full attention to Danielson with the fans booing the World Champion. He locks his eyes on Danielson, and as he makes it back up, Punk pounces on him, lifting him off his feet on to his shoulders, then drops Danielson's head down on to his knee for the GTS! The fans throw a ton of boos at him as he looks down at him with a wry smile on his face, no remorse whatsoever as Homicide hands him his title back. Punk puts the title back over his shoulder and looks into the stands, still smirking through the heat. He turns to leave the ring, followed by Homicide, walking carefree back up the ramp.
*Match #5*
Non-Title Match
Bryan Danielson
vs. CM Punk w/Homicide
Danielson walked out like he was on a mission, eyes fixed firmly on Punk with the fans giving him their approval as he made his way to the ring. He gave the World Champion a real fight too, and it didn't take long for Punk to realise he was in one either. Homicide even showed some emotion for once at ringside, looking a little nervy on occasions, and he breathed a sigh of relief on a couple of occasions. Punk turned the tables going into the closing stages but the tide turned back in Danielson's favour when he rolled forward to avoid a springboard clothesline. When they raced their way back up to their feet, Danielson was first to react with a sitout dropkick to the knees. Punk fell to his knees and Danielson ran back into the ropes before nailing Punk in the kisser with another sitout dropkick. The fans cheered but not for long as Punk kicked out. He was reeling though, and when they picked themselves back up, the underdog Danielson tossed him back across the mat with a release german suplex.

Punk landed close to the corner and used the ropes to help make his way back up, and Danielson was watching the whole time. As soon as Punk was up in the corner and turned round, Danielson charged at him and nailed him with a vicious elbow smash. He stepped back out of the corner and Punk staggered out into his path looking all over the shop, walking right into the LeBell Lock. Danielson dragged him down to the mat and locked the hold in to a huge roar from the capacity crowd. They were going nuts as an intense Danielson put the pressure on the World Heavyweight Champion who was holding in for his life. Punk was struggling. It was there for all to see, written all over his face as he just managed to keep his right hand up off the mat and not tapping out. He screamed "no" at the referee with him asking Punk if he wanted to give it up. He held on, clinging on with Danielson tearing away at his face. The crowd were chanting at him to tap but he fought it with everything he had, dragging himself across the mat slowly towards the ropes.

Danielson desperately kept the hold applied but Punk toughed it out, just about managing to get to the ropes to a ton of heat from the fans. Danielson reluctantly let the hold go, but as soon as Punk was back up, the underdog was on him, pulling him away from the ropes before hitting a snap suplex. With Punk down & out, Danielson hit the top rope with the fans going crazy. Punk was flat on his back and Homicide walked across the floor to get closer to Danielson, distracting him briefly before he leapt off the top for a diving headbutt, but Punk rolled out of the way to more heat. Danielson crash landed on the mat, and when they both clawed their way back up, Danielson unloaded with a series of stiff kicks to the body. He then tried for an irish whip but Punk reversed it and caught him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. He went for the cover straight away and Danielson got the shoulder up at two. Punk was more than frustrated, desperate to put his opponent away, and he stood up staring down at him, signalling for the GTS.

Danielson dragged his way back up completely oblivious with the fans trying to warn him, and as he turned round, Punk lifted him up off his feet on to his shoulders for the GTS. Danielson slipped down though and rolled him up, but Punk kicked out at two. They raced their way back up and Danielson ducked a roundhouse kick for a small package. Again Punk kicked out to the disappointment of the fans before Punk & Danielson jumped back up with Danielson firing Punk into the corner. He ran at him for a big boot, but Punk stepped out of the corner as Danielson ran right in, hitting the pads awkwardly. Punk took a quick breather as Danielson turned & staggered out, right into the GTS from the World Champion who made the cover & secured the win to heat from the fans. After the bell and getting his arm raised and his title passed to him, a dissatisfied Punk walked over to the apron and grabbed a microphone. Homicide joined him in the ring as Punk walked back over to Danielson and kneeled down alongside him.

Winner: CM Punk by pinfall.

CM Punk: I guess Bry', from now on you'll be careful what you wish for.

Punk smirks and looks up into the crowd, standing up.

CM Punk:
Vince, I know you're watching back there. You're probably getting ready f' your big announcement t'night but I just want you t' know that regardless of who it is I'll face at Wrestlemania, their fate will be the same as this loser's. No matter who it is, this title (lifts it) is mine, and it's staying that way.

Punk hands the microphone back through the ropes and he & Homicide see Danielson getting back up. Punk nods at Homicide and he runs at Danielson, taking him down with a West Brooklyn lariat. The Brooklyn native drags him right back up, setting him up for the Gringo Killa, a back-to-back double underhook piledriver. He looks into the crowd with Punk enjoying what he sees, and his ally drills Danielson's head into the canvas to a ton of heat. He stands back up staring right back down without remorse at Danielson as "This Fire Burns" plays. Punk applauds as he & Homicide then look into the crowd, not at all bothered by the ferocious heat coming their way.

Michael Cole:
That was one hell of a match as we expected, and to his credit CM Punk came out on top, but there was no need f' that. . . none at all.

Matt Striker: I agree, but it has t' be said, CM Punk is very relaxed as far as finding out who his challenger will be. I wonder if that'll be the case later on when he actually does find out who he'll face at Wrestlemania.


Mickie James is backstage in the locker room consoling an upset Layla.

Mickie James:
I know it's bad now but I'm sure he'll change his mind when he's calmed down. It's not that big a deal really is it? It's not like you had an affair or anything. It was only one kiss.

Matt Sydal walks into the shot.

Matt Sydal:
Hey Mick', my match is up next.

Mickie James: Oh okay. . . Actually you don't mind if I stay with Layla do you? I think she needs me more than you do right now.

Matt Sydal: Yeah sure. How you doing by the way?

Mickie James: How do you think she's doing? While we're on it, have you spoken to Elijah yet?

Matt Sydal: Yeah course but he's not really in the mood f' talking right now.

Sydal walks towards Layla.

Matt Sydal:
Stay strong though yeah. I'll keep working on him. He'll come round.

Layla: Thanks Matt.

Mickie James: Yeah thanks baby. Good luck with your match.

Mickie stands up and kisses Matt, and he then leaves the room as Mickie turns back to console Layla.

*Commercial Break*



>37 Days!<


Quote:
*Video Recap*
From SummerSlam Last Year



WWE United States Championship
Title Can Change Hands By Disqualification or Count Out
Matt Sydal vs. Shelton Benjamin (c)

The Gold Standard looks hell bent on putting his rival away and grabs him straight away, setting him up for an INVERTED FACE LOCK BACKBREAKER!!. . . . . There’s still life left in Sydal as he wriggles free and slips behind Benjamin. The champion turns round immediately, getting a kick to the gut, and the challenger thinks fast to plant him with a TORNADO DDT!!. . . . . He got all of it, and Shelton is out of it. He lays flat on his back a couple of feet away from the corner.

Still looking very sore, Sydal stands up and walks in to the corner, then steps through the ropes on to the apron. With the crowd cheering, the King of the Ring slowly begins to climb up to the top rope with Benjamin coming round. Sydal attempts to steady himself as Shelton gets to his feet and spots his opponent’s plan. He paces towards him and punches him in the chest, bringing Sydal’s plans to a grinding halt. He then climbs up to the second rope and tries to get Sydal in to place for a SUPERPLEX!!!. . . . .

He grabs Sydal’s head and pulls it under his arm, but the King of the Ring fights back again and shoves Shelton down to the mat. The champ isn’t moving as Sydal stands up again and steadies himself with the crowd rising to their feet, watching on as Sydal leaps up in to the air and comes down on Benjamin’s chest, connecting with the SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!. . . . . HE HIT IT!. . . . . Sydal goes for the cover straight away, desperately clinging on to Benjamin’s leg as the referee gets in to place to make the count. . . . .

1 . . . . .

2 . . . . .

. . . . .

. . . . . 3!

DING DING DING!

“Axeman” blasts out to a huge pop as Sydal leans back on to his knees in shock. He then throws his arms up in the air as the referee walks over to the apron and collects the United States Championship belt that Sydal can now call his own. The new champion stands up with a huge smile on his face and he can’t take his eyes off the belt as the ref presents it to him and then raises his arm up in the air to another big cheer from the sell out crowd. He then drops the title down in to both hands and takes a long look at it before walking in to the corner, where he climbs up to the second rope and throws it up in to the air, looking absolutely delighted.
*The Main Event*
Matt Sydal
vs. Shelton Benjamin
Before the match started, Michael Cole announced that Sydal's rematch for the United States title against Dolph Ziggler will take place next week live in Sydal's hometown of St. Louis Missouri. Ziggler came out early on to watch from the stage with the United States title draped over his shoulder, watching with real interest as the 2008 King of the Ring renewed his rivalry with Benjamin. Sydal didn't let Ziggler's presence bother him, and he had the full support of the fans. Benjamin though was really motivated by the chance to meet Sydal one more time having been on the wrong end of their matches last year, including their Summerslam title match as well as the King of the Ring final. He clearly still had plenty of anger as far as Sydal was concerned, and he took out that frustration on him. Sydal started fast as always, but in the closing minutes he was in trouble.

After The Gold Standard dodged a jumping double knee takedown, Sydal managed to land on his feet but turned into a super kick. Sydal got his shoulder up to avoid defeat, but Benjamin didn't let the frustration get the better of him. He dragged Sydal right back up and fired him into the corner with force, then ran in for a Stinger Splash, and he got it. Ziggler was watching with a small grin on his face as Sydal then staggered out into a samoan drop. The fans looked concerned, but they didn't need to be as Sydal just managed to get his shoulder up before the ref's hand came down for a third time. Shelton stood up and backed away, getting ready to strike and seal the deal as an oblivious Sydal dragged himself back up to his knees and then his feet. He was in a bad way, but as Shelton burst across the canvas for the Paydirt, Sydal pulled back. Benjamin put the brakes on but he turned round a cyclorama, a belly-to-belly moonsault slam.

Again the fans cheered, and as they both made their way back up, Benjamin turned into a stomp to the gut and a tornado DDT. Sydal drilled him to a big pop with Benjamin flat on his back with the impact sending him rolling towards the corner. The fans rose to their feet as Sydal then raced to the corner, stepped through the ropes and went up to the dizzy heights of the top rope. Ziggler didn't look too happy as the man he'll face next week then leapt up into the air and came crashing down on Benjamin for the shooting star press to a huge roar. He reached to the side and hooked the leg for the cover, picking up the win to another big pop from the Mobile crowd. He got his arm raised by the referee and hit the ropes to celebrate the hard fought win with Ziggler turning to go backstage, but he quickly re-emerged with a microphone as Sydal stepped off the ropes and turned round to see Dolph back on the stage with Sydal's music coming to a grinding halt.

Winner: Matt Sydal by pinfall.

Dolph Ziggler: I really should congratulate you on your victory but that's not what I'm out here for. I came out here so that you and your beloved fans don't get carried away by your win t'night. You might have your rematch next week in your hometown, it just won't make any diff'rence. It will be the same outcome as it was at the Royal Rumble, only this time there'll be no doubt as to whether I deserve this title or not. In fact what I want you t' do is lock yourself away for a week just so you get to the ring safe next week. I don't want t' hear excuses again after I beat you, which I will do I promise you.

*Heat*

Ziggler looks into crowd and back down at Sydal, clearly meaning what he says.

Dolph Ziggler:
In a week from now you will all see me beat the wonder kid in front of his own people, and when the referee has counted t' three you will hear these words. . . your winner, and still United States Champion. . . Dolph ZIGGLER.

The United States Champion lifts his title up in the air defiantly, getting a lot of heat as "Perfection" hits and Sydal looks up at him, not intimidated at all.

Michael Cole:
It remains t' be seen whether that will be the case. Dolph Ziggler means business. There's no doubt about that. Matt Sydal though, you just can't write him off. It will be in his hometown of St. Louis Missouri. You have t' think that will give him some kind of advantage too, but what a match it will be. . .

Showered & changed, the World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk along with Homicide is shown walking through back, looking to be on his way back out into the arena.

Michael Cole:
There's our World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk and it seems like he's on his way out here, you would expect t' find out who the superstar will be that will challenge him in five weeks at Wrestlemania. Whatever you do folks, don't go anywhere. We'll be back in a few minutes after our final commercial break of the evening.

*Commercial Break*

"This Fire Burns"

A lot of heat along with some cheers greets CM Punk as the World Heavyweight Champion walks out to the stage with Homicide. Punk stops and shrugs off the boos without a care in the world to head down the ramp with Homicide following, picking a microphone up off the apron as he enters the ring. They step inside and Punk gestures at the fans to pipe down.

CM Punk:
The time has come ev'rybody. The excitement's got t' me. I just couldn't wait t' find out who it is who will be the number one contender for the world heavyweight title at Wrestlemania. I'm just so excited like I'm sure all of you are right?

*Pop*

CM Punk: Oh please. I just came out here t' laugh in Vince's face. Like I said earlier, it doesn't matter who it is who faces me at Wrestlemania. I'm the World Heavyweight Champion f' a reason, because I'm the best in the business. Vince knows it too. He just doesn't like that I know it, that I say it an' that I tell it like it is. I've said many times how he's ruined professional wrestling, turning it into 'sports entertainment', but there is one thing left in all fairness that has some tradition, some prestige like this world title. That is Wrestlemania, the so called showcase of the immortals. All my career I've dreamed of being at Wrestlemania, now I've done that I wanna do what I always knew I should, an' that's be the main event.

*Heat*

CM Punk: Oh wait it doesn't end there. Not only will I main event, I'll do it as the World Champion, an' that, that makes Vince McMahon sick. The guy who he signed but didn't know what t' do with so he left him out t' rot who worked his ass off to prove him wrong now stands here with the world title. I'm not one of his one pet projects like John Cena. I'm the complete opposite an' Vince can't handle that I made me a star, not him. That's why he's gone all out t' try an' find someone t' beat me at Wrestlemania. Well guess what Vince? Unless you picked up the phone t' the man upstairs you're gonna be disappointed.

*Heat*

CM Punk: This is about more than the title now. This runs so much deeper than that. This is about my integrity, ev'rything I've ever worked for. I bust my ass day in day out t' get t' this point to rub it in Vince's face. I sat back f' too long but no more. I don't regret anything I've done. That includes intr'ducing your daughter's face t' my knee. I'm just disappointed I never got the chance t' meet your wife.

"UUUUUH"

CM Punk: I think you get what I'm saying here. This f' me is about overcoming the odds stacked against me, defying the McMahon family that have done nothing but try t' stop me getting t' this point. They've failed t' stop me headlining Wrestlemania as the World Champion, an' Vince you're gonna fail in trying t' stop me walking out as the champion too.

*Heat*

CM Punk: You can put whoever you want in front of me, the outcome will be the same. I've beaten ev'ryone on the Smackdown roster whether it be John Cena, Christian or Edge. Hell even Shawn Michaels an' The Undertaker who went t' Raw. I've beaten them too. There's no one left. Whoever it is will just be added t' that list an' deep down you know i. . .

"No chance, that's what you've got. . ."

Mr. McMahon
walks out to the stage not looking at all happy despite a big pop from the crowd. He stares down at Punk as he does his trademark walk down to the ring with Punk laughing, mocking Vince by doing the walk around the ring too. The Chairman of the Board joins Punk & Homicide inside and stares furiously at the World Champion who stands there grinning at Vince. Mr. McMahon walks past him to grab a microphone, giving Punk a ferocious look as he does so.

Mr. McMahon:
Until this point Punk I've remained professional. I told you that if you beat John Cena fair an' square at No Way Out I had no problem with you being World Champion. To a point that was true but again you failed t' do just that which is why we have this problem along with that big mouth of yours.

*Pop*

Mr. McMahon: See Punk, the pretence is over. As you failed to convince me you deserve that championship. . .

CM Punk: . . . Oh please. The. . .

Mr. McMahon: . . . SHUT UP.

Punk realises he means business but still cracks a wry smile.

Mr. McMahon:
You've failed t' beat John Cena for numerous reasons, all of which I grant you aren't your fault, but the fact remains I amongst a lot of people remain unconvinced you should be the World Heavyweight Champion. That though is just half the issue. The other issue is you. You, your attitude and your big mouth. . .

CM Punk: . . . Not t' mention what I did t' Stephanie right?

Mr. McMahon: Exactly. I've played nice until now thinking this would work out but I was wrong. Now I'm taking action. I said t' myself I'll find someone who can beat you at Wrestlemania and I have. . .

CM Punk: . . . Great, let's just get it out of the way. I already told you I've beaten ev'rybody in that locker room. . .

Mr. McMahon: . . . You're right. In one way or another you have, but I don't remember saying that it would have t' be a Smackdown superstar.

The World Champion looks curious right now, clearly surprised by that last line from Vince.

Mr. McMahon:
The search went further Punk. I wanted to find someone hungry, ruthless, fearless who I knew has what it takes t' kick your sorry ass at Wrestlemania.

*Big Pop*

Punk's not looking too happy right now.

Mr. McMahon:
I've found him Punk and he was only too happy to accept my invitation. Not only is he a former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion, he just happens t' be the youngest ever World heavyweight Champion who only last week beat Triple H inside a steel cage.

*Massive Pop*

Mr. McMahon: They know who I'm talking about. I think you do too but I think we should you intr'duce you to him.

It seems that Punk knows full well who his opponent's going to be as Vince turns to look up at the stage.

Mr. McMahon:
Please welcome the number one contender for the world heavyweight title at Wrestlemania, The Viper RANDY OR-TON.

"I hear voices in my head. . ."

'The Viper' Randy Orton
strolls out in his ring gear and a trademark T-shirt to a massive pop with a very serious look on his face as he looks down at Punk, and he too is serious now as he looks up at his Wrestlemania opponent. The Viper sets off on his way down the ramp, eyes focusing straight ahead with Punk watching too, and as Orton enters the ring, Vince extends his hand and Orton shakes with the Chairman of the Board, all to the apparent amusement of Punk.

CM Punk:
If I'm being honest I didn't expect that it would be you standing here Randy but it still doesn't change the fact that like ev'ryone else until now, you won't take this title from me. You can try but you'll fail, just like you did in getting a shot at Shawn Michaels, which is why you're here right?

*Heat*

CM Punk: What, you think I'm worried about facing someone who couldn't even get a shot at the WWE title? Please.

Orton gives Punk a very cold stare.

Mr. McMahon:
I think you'll find there were extenuating circumstances as far as that is concerned. All you should care about Punk is that since he returned from injury he's been on a mission to regain championship gold. He got his retribution on Triple H, now at Wrestlemania he will get the title he craves when he beats you. I personally can't wait f' that to happen and I will be there personally in his corner t' see it.

Orton turns round to Vince and holds his hand out, clearly asking for the microphone, and he gets it.

Randy Orton:
Vince, I appreciate the opportunity but I'm not doing this f' you. I'm doing this f' me.

The number one contender turns back to face Punk.

Randy Orton:
I'm doing this for one reason, to become the World Heavyweight Champion.

*Big Pop*

Randy Orton: Unlike you champ I don't have a big mouth. The only thing I need t' say right now is. . .

Orton drops the microphone in a flash and takes Punk down with the RKO to a huge pop. Vince looks on with a big smile, loving it, but as Orton gets back up, Homicide is right on him and runs at him for a lariat. The Viper ducks it though and hits another RKO with the fans going nuts. Orton stands back up slowly, staring down at Punk the whole time as the World Champion starts to stir, ever so slowly dragging himself towards the corner. Orton briefly looks into the crowd and then backs up into the opposite corner to Punk, setting his sights on doing some damage to the World Champion, and again the fans love it. Punk looks in a bad way as he tries to get to his knees, and the determined Orton darts across the mat to punt Punk in the head, but Punk pulls back and slips out of the ring. Boos ring round the arena as he reaches back inside to grab his world title as Homicide too slides out of the ring. With the boos continuing to echo around the arena, Punk & Homicide backtrack to the ramp looking lucky & relived to escape with a very focused looking Orton watching their every step. Vince enjoys what he's seeing too as Orton stands tall in the ring, letting Punk know that he's got a huge fight on his hands at Wrestlemania, and boy it looks like Punk knows it.


Michael Cole:
There you have it folks. I'm in shock but we now know that Randy Orton will face CM Punk at Wrestlemania for the World Heavyweight Championship, and what a marker he put down t'night. I f' one think that CM Punk has more than a match on his hands in The Viper as he just found out, and next week we'll be live in his hometown of St. Louis. What a night it promises t' be. What a night it was t'night in Mobile. Good night folks. We'll see you next week in St. Louis. My god what a night!

*End of Show*

Quick Results

J-Red df. Johnny Devine
Ted DiBiase
df. Santino Marella
The UK Pack
df. The Pitbulls
Power & Perfection
df. Mexican Royalty
CM Punk
df. Bryan Danielson
Matt Sydal
df. Shelton Benjamin

Superstars Tapings
Brian Kendrick df. Johnny Jeter


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>Confirmed for Wrestlemania XXV<
Date:
Sunday 29th March 2009 (5 Weeks)
Location: Wembley Stadium (London, England)

WWE Championship
Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Triple H

World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton vs. CM Punk (c)

Intercontinental Championship
Rey Mysterio vs. Sheamus (c)

Plus
The Undertaker vs. John Cena

Money in the Bank
The Big Show vs. Chris Jericho vs. ?

Unification Match
Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Queen Kong (c)

Battle of Britain
The UK Pack, TJ Wilson & Natalya Neidhart vs. The Empire


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Yes....Yes.....Yes!!!!!! Good show Nige. I knew my boy Orton would get the shot and I am glad. This should have been the real Wrestle Mania 25 Main Event. Forget Cena Vs Taker and HBK Vs HHH the match between Orton and Punk for the WHC is the real main event. I think Ted Dibaise is going to get a big push. I am looking forward to Wrestle Mania 25. I've always enjoyed your work and now I am commenting on them. God Bless
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Randy Orton vs CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 25 at Wembley Stadium, I know I will be there since I am such a huge Orton mark, and if anything to me the real main event in my opinion is Punk vs Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship and if anyone should face Punk it is definitely Orton that's for sure because Orton didn't have a match for WrestleMania 25 and he is too big a calibre of a superstar to be left off the card

As for DiBiase, I too am wondering if he is in line for a push and if he is, then I definitely say that's great then but personally I feel DiBiase doesn't need any valets anymore or any bodyguards, this guy can get it done in the ring all on his own by himself as a singles competitor and he doesn't need anyone least of all Big Zeke or Maryse holding him back that's for sure

Edge vs The Rock, The Rated R Superstar vs The Great One, this to me has the makings of a classic here, a clash of 2 eras or the same era when you think about it because Edge was a part of the Attitude Era as well all be it he was in a tag team with Christian but ever since then Edge has become a huge star a mega star but The Rock has become an even bigger star a huge mega-star A+ movie star in Hollywood ever since the Attitude Era, and this is Rock's first match in over 5 years 5 long years and Rock wouldn't just come back after all this time just to lose now would he?
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>Breaking News<

>The Viper It Is!<



Moments ago Mr. McMahon revealed that the man who will challenge CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania is 'The Viper' Randy Orton.

The former WWE Champion and youngest ever World Heavyweight Champion walked on down to the ring and went face-to-face with a surprised CM Punk. The Raw superstar had a stark warning for the champion, hitting an RKO on him & Homicide, letting Punk know that he will be in for one hell of a battle at Wrestlemania when the title's on the line.

Is Orton the man to dethrone Punk? Mr. McMahon certainly thinks so and has put his full faith in him. We'll find out in five weeks. Next week Smackdown rolls into St. Louis too, the hometown of The Viper. It's going to be fun next Friday, that's for sure!



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Orton vs Punk at WrestleMania 25, it seems Orton is becoming a Smackdown guy since he is a RAW guy challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship, but Orton on the blue brand he can truly make this his show
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